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IJF20: Technology and automation in the fight against misinformation - HTML5 video

Numerous developments and initiatives that aim to counter the spread of false information with the aid of technology have emerged.

IJF20: Beyond fake news: what's next for tackling online misinformation - HTML5 video

James Ball surveys the landscape almost three years after "fake news" became the word of the year.

The backfire effect - Reports

The  backfire effect happens when debunking an ideological belief reinforces rather than weaken the belief itself. Full Fact’s Research Manager Amy Sippitt reviewed seven studies about backfire effect, concluding that it may occur only in some cases

CPDP 2019: Democracy distrupted? - HTML5 video

In the election year for the European Parliament a debate is needed on the interplay between data protection, media and electoral rules, and on how regulators should act to ensure fair electoral processes in the digital age. A panel discussion held at the CPDP Data protection and Democracy 2019

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report - Reports

This is the final report of an inquiry by the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) Committee of the British House of Commons into Disinformation and 'fake news', which started in September 2017. In November 2018, representatives from eight countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Latvia, and Singapore) joined the DCMS Committee to form an International Grand Committee

CPDP 2019: Clashing constitutional norms, cross-border data and free expression - HTML5 video

What are the differences in free speech rights and privacy rights between the US and EU? What are the origins of these differences? How if at all can these differences be resolved? What can companies and individuals do when faced with competing legal rules?

CPDP 2019: Disinformation and online advertising: do we need to rethink the Internet’s business model? - HTML5 video

Which are the causes, drivers, and scope of the problem of disinformation? What role does targeted advertising play in the spread of disinformation online? What role does legislation, policy, or other initiatives have in thwarting its spread?

CPDP 2019: Content regulation and its impact on democracy - HTML5 video

Internet platforms have become important fora of public debate, offering tools for increased democratic participation and engagement. The central role of internet platforms enables them to wield considerable control over online speech. Platforms effectively have the power to decide what content to disseminate and what content to remove. The same power is used to adjust content according to the profiles of users developed on the basis of their personal data. Recent scandals have shown that platforms can be misused as instruments of misinformation, propaganda and manipulation. Policy makers try to address the issue by regulating or by incentivising platforms to adopt codes of conduct.

Disinformation - Article

The sixth of a series of thematic itineraries to explore the Resource Centre on Media Freedom through a curated aggregation of contents.

GLASNOST! Nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy - Reports

The report analyses how Facebook has tackled specific issues concerning political information and political speech, and then suggests nine ways to make the platform a better forum for free speech and democracy